I've been wanting to build a '62 Chrysler for many years but could never get past the '65 Chrysler promo interior included in all of the later Johan "USA Oldies" kits.
So when I got lucky enough to trade for this original '62 300 convertible with the correct interior & an up top to boot, I dove right in.
I started with some necessary mods that included moving the entire top forward to get it to clear the trunk lid, which required cutting back the front & the side "sail panels" to correct the rear quarter window openings.
While I was at it, I added the correct chrome band at the front of the top & added the top boot snap trim & the snaps.
I'm currently adding a bunch of under hood details & reworking the rear package shelf.
Hopefully I'll finish up with the modifications this week so I can start getting the body prepped for paint.
The engine will be the available, but apparently non-existant 413 Cross Ram engine.
Evidently, the car was able to be ordered with the 413 or 426 with the "Long Ram" induction system, but there seems to be no definative proof that any were ever ordered this way.
The first couple of shots are the "before" pics.
The rest are after some modifications.